What is Information Alternatives?
Information alternatives is the web site for the book by the same title.
The book is a reference guide for finding out how you can make your information and services accessible for disabled people. The guide sets out to answer questions about what alternative formats are, how to produce accessible information, and strategies an organisation can use to promote accessible information provision.
Launched in December 2006 the book is available to purchase from this web site as well as Amazon and all good book sellers.
Presented in four sections the guide starts by looking at practical issues. It considers issues such as publishing printed work, planning for events, and designing web sites. The second section offers a detailed look, using an A to Z of the key issues involved in creating inclusive publications and events. Part three visits legal issues and lays out in plain step by step terms what legislation to consider. It goes on to look at organisational plans to meet these demands. The fourth section provides useful contacts for further information about accessible information production.
Anyone providing information or services to the public would find it helpful. Those people and organisations whose role embraces working with, consulting or involving disabled people will find it a useful tool.
You can find out more by taking a look at the Book section of the web site.
If you are looking for information about producing accessible information you can take a look at the "Accessible information" section where we have provided some extracts from the book. You can also listen to the audio version of the book by visiting the Audiobook section of the web site.
Not sure what accessible information is? Take a look at our brief introduction to accessible information
If you are interested in finding out about training to make and prepare accessible materials such as clear print, large print, audio and braille you can read more in our training section